Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not Quite As Planned

This week did not go as planned. I posted this last weekend "We have a fun week of Rodeo, parks, walks, garage sale-ing & the Zoo planned. " Monday was the only bit of sun-shine that we got all week. Tuesday morning I was woken up at 5 am by being vomited on (mostly neck and hair- gross) by Lilliana which continued all day. 3 baths for her, 6 clothes changes for me, 2 sets of king sheets & mattress protectors, 2 blankets, 6 towels, 4 loads of laundry and over a dozen vomit messes to clean-up later she felt better (it lasted about 14-16 hours). The next day on his way to the rodeo with Grandma Cameron started throwing up too. The first mess was GROSS to clean up, I basically stripped him down to his skivvies before sending him inside to take a bath. I had to completely take apart the car seat and clean nooks and crannies with q-tips. The rest of the day though he carried around a bowl and never missed. He even carried it to the toilet and dumped it. He has been feeling better since Thursday minus throwing up halfway through dinner Th-F-Sat & today. It is the most bizarre thing; all day he is fine and eats things that would make someone with a stomach bug throw-up (grapefruit, jalapeno sausage, cheese, etc) and is fine, then at dinner half way through he throws-up profusely & comes back to the table wanting to finish dinner-weird. Brian came down with the bug too. Luckily he was just tired and nauseated. Needless to say, aside from Monday, there were no walks, parks, rodeo trips or zoo excursions this week.
I did get to go to the big town of Needville ( the town is not big but the town wide sale is) wide garage sale & found some EXCELLENT finds. Several pairs of jeans in bigger sizes that were in good condition and had adjustable waist bands (genius invention) for $1 each, several pairs of nice jeans in my size (even the Long sizes I need) for $1 each, lots of cute shirts for myself & Cameron and to re-purpose into several project I have in mind, an awesome old-school sewing book - the front cover would have been enough for me to buy it (photos to come) & a super cool tool to help form armscyes, hip curves, front & back crotch curves, neck curves in patterns - you usually would have to have several different tools and this one is all in one, & some photo frames to refinish and a few other odds and ends. The best finds were probably the book & tool- I got them both for $ .50 combined- & the jeans. The garage sale was cut short though. An hour into my bargain hunting it started torrentially pouring rain, so most of the good sales packed up and went inside, a few that were actually in garages stuck around.
The week ended poorly as the beautiful weather turned cold, windy & grey. Thursday I worked really hard on a baby shower gift & got it all wrong. I will post about it tomorrow as it is slightly humorous despite how frustrating it was. And lastly, the worst thing that did not go as I wanted it to was the stupid Health Care bill being passed. I am so mad. I don't understand how stupid trivial bills get pulled apart and stay in committee for years, but this one bill that the majority of the nation does not want that is pretty much the biggest step toward socialism our country has ever taken get force fed through the house and senate in less than a year. I am not saying that there was no call for change in the healthcare system that we have/had, just that government run systems are WAY worse than the system we had. Why couldn't there have been research done, options weighed and discussed, open discussions about possible solutions, public clarity in the bill. Obama campaigned on promises of open and clarity on all legislation, on putting an end to ear marks & backroom deals & in this one bill alone he not only broke all of those promises but stomped on them and lied to and deceived millions (again) as to the nature and meaning of this bill. I am depressed. Perhaps some fun crafts will cheer me up this week.


Ross & Amanda Goodman- but mostly Amanda :) said...

That sale sounds AWESOME!! Sorry about all the other stuff though- no fun at all. Ross and I are right with you on the Health Care. We are furious.